Singapore faces severe talent crunch as tech giants draw up expansion plans

Singapore. Photo: Guo Xin Goh

At least three recruiters approach Singapore-based software engineer Xiao Yuguang every day with job offers.

Demand for Xiao’s skills has soared since he graduated in 2014 with a computer engineering degree but now he just ignores the offers, having recently joined TikTok owner Bytedance after several years with Southeast Asia’s Grab.

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